HC Deb 22 October 1909 vol 12 c711W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the action of the Stockport magistrates, who, on the 4th instant, fined a man named Mark Hope 5s. for following his occupation of a saw sharpener without having a licence; and, if not, whether he will make inquiries into the case with the object of remitting the fine?


I have made inquiry in the case, but find no ground for advising a remission of the sentence. The man, though warned, persisted in acting as a pedlar without having a licence. He had ample means to pay for the licence, which costs only 5s.